On the trail of an elusive Blacksmith


November 23, 2023

During his stop in Thermopolis, Jim O'Rourke examines a sheep wagon at Hot Springs County Museum.

by Jackie Dorothy

Jim O'Rourke, a sheep wagon enthusiast, was in Thermopolis Thursday searching for authentic wagons. During his three days in the Big Horn Basin, he was especially hoping to find one built by a Worland blacksmith, J. Wessel.

The Sheep Wagon was first invented in Rawlins in the 1...

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